The China Program at the Carter Center with the Hong Kong Trade Association
The China Research Center Annual Lecture
Presented by: Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton University
Time: 4-5:30 pm., Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Venue: Peachtree Room, Student Center Commons, 360 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332; Map;
Visitor Parking next to the Student Center, or in Visitor Lot #3 just west on Ferst. Georgia Tech Parking
Title: “China’s Rise and the Challenge for American Security”
Synopsis: Many see China as a rival superpower to the United States and imagine the country’s rise to be a threat to U.S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues against this zero-sum vision. Instead, he describes a new paradigm in which the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while encouraging the country to contribute to the global order. Christensen offers a compelling new assessment of U.S.-China relations that is essential for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world.
Bio: Thomas J. Christensen is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. He received his B.A. with honors in History from Haverford College, M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His most recent book, The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power (W.W. Norton) was an editors’ choice at the New York Times Book Review, a “Book of the Week” on CNN”s Fareed Zakaria GPS, and the Arthur Ross Book Award Silver Medalist for 2016 at the Council on Foreign Relations.
This event is free and open to the public.
International Workshop on China & the World
Atlanta, GA—March 9, 2017
**All sessions take place at the Global Learning Center – Room 236 unless otherwise noted**
The event is free but registration is respectfully requested at http://cwp.princeton.edu
Joe Bankoff; Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Jaqueline J. Royster; Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Thomas Christensen; Director, China and the World Program
9:00-10:00 The Rise of China and the Changing Nature of Power in the 21st Century: Getting the Questions Right
Adam Liff, Indiana University
10:15-12:15 Panel on ‘Transitions: The Future of US-China around the Globe’
Moderator: Hanchao Lu, Georgia Tech
Discussants: Thomas Christensen, Princeton University and CWP Co-director; Andrew Erickson, Naval War College; John Garver, Georgia Tech; Alastair Iain Johnston, Harvard University & CWP Co-director; Fei-ling Wang, Georgia Tech; Xu Xin, Cornell University
12:30-1:30 Free Time for Lunch
1:30-2:30 Rethinking Sino-American Relations: Is Mutual Accommodation Possible?
Xiaoyu Pu, University of Nevada
2:45-3:45 Chinese Military Reform in the Age of Xi Jinping
Joel Wuthnow, National Defense University
4:00-6:00 Panel on ‘China and Trade: A look at Opportunities & Challenges to the International Economic Order’
Moderator: Penelope Prime, Georgia State University
Discussants: Rongbin Han, University of Georgia; Scott Kastner, University of Maryland; Chien-pin Li, Kennesaw State; Haizheng Li, Georgia Tech; Eric Reinhardt, Emory University, Alanna Krolikowski, University of Alberta
The Center for Global Information Studies presents:
“Mediatizing the Nation: China’s Contested National Identity”
This mini-conference gathers top scholars on Chinese media and
nationalism, along with media and cultural practitioners to discuss
issues ranging from China’s cyber nationalism, to its global
nation-branding through the media, to the contestation of China?s
national image by international news outlets and audiences. It presents
an innovative and unique forum for engaging with the linkages between
China’s evolving media system and its national imagery.
Please join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs as it hosts Dr. Yong GUO, Professor and Vice Dean of the Tsinghua School of Public Policy and Management, who will discuss “The New Development of China’s Fight Against Corruption.”
WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Student Center Theater, Georgia Tech Student Center
Dr. Yong GUO is a Professor and Deputy Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University. He is also the Director of the Anticorruption and Governance Research Center of Tsinghua University, a Specially Invited Ombudsman of the Ministry of Supervision of the People’s Republic of China, and the Sectary General of the Transparency International China. He was a visiting Scholar at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. His research is focused on the issues of Governance and Anti-Corruption.
PARKING: Visitor parking is located in AREA 2, directly next to the Student Center, as noted by the map on this link:http://www.cc.gatech.edu/
Event Flier: Yong GUO Event1
Plastic China follows the members of two families who spend their lives sorting and recycling plastic waste from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Yi-Jie, an 11-year-old girl, works alongside her parents in a recycling facility while dreaming of attending school. Kun, the facility’s ambitious boss, dreams of a better life. Through the story of these two families, this poignant film explores issues of waste recycling, social inequality, as well as global consumption and culture.
It won Special Jury Award at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Check out the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Kif9cugQ0
The event features an interdisciplinary panel with professors: Greg Zinman in Film Studies (Georgia Tech), Eri Saikawa in Environment Science (Emory), and Matthew Realff in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Georgia Tech).
Plus: Free Pan Asian Dinner
Strategic Plan Advisory Committee Pilot Grant (SPAG)
The School of Modern Languages
China Research Center
The Center for Serve Learn Sustain
The China event is part of the The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures, which focuses on international media productions that explore issues and challenges associated to sustainability. The goal of the festival is to serve as a global interdisciplinary forum that creates awareness of the cultural and linguistic challenges that emerge from the different meanings and interpretations of sustainability in diverse contexts. A full list of Global Media Festival events can be found at: https://modlangs.gatech.edu/globalmediafest.
For more information on the China event, contact
Dr. Jin Liu
Associate Professor of Chinese
School of Modern Languages
“Normalizing Private Business in China”
Presented by Dr. Thomas Gold
Professor of Sociology
University of California, Berkeley
This talk addresses the questions of why and how the Communist Party changed its attitude and policy toward private business in the reform era, and how the Party continued to expand the scope for it so that, along with marketization and globalization, private business has become a normal and integral part of contemporary China.
Emory University, White Hall, Room 1001, 4:00-5:15 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.
Confucius Institute at Emory
East Asian Studies
Russian and East Asian Languages & Cultures, Emory University
Event Flier: March 30. Gold Lecture
China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative and its Implications for Sino-African Relations
Ambassador Zhong Jianhua
Former Special Representative on African Affairs for the Chinese Government, Former Chinese Ambassador to South Africa
1518 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30322
Visitors Parking available at Michael Street Deck
8th floor, Room 860
Rita Anne Rollins Room (in the Grace Crum Rollins Building)
The Rollins School of Public Health
Visitors Parking available at Michael Street Deck
Presented by The 3rd Emory University-Carter Center US China Foreign Relations Speaker Series
In conjunction with
The Atlanta Confucius Institute & The Emory Institute for Developing Nations, and the US-China People’s Friendship Association
Event Flier: ZHONG Jianhua Flyer FINAL
Please join The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy, the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office for a workshop that seeks to clarify the distinction between China’s “One China Principle” and the United States’ “One China Policy,” and provide context and understanding to their origin.
“China’s One China Principle: Its Past and Future”
Jay Taylor; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
“One China, Different Meanings”
Steven Goldstein, Ph.D.; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
“The One China Principle and Asian International Relations”
John Garver, Professor Emeritus; Sam Nunn School, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dalton Lin, Ph.D.; Sam Nunn School, Georgia Institute of Technology
When: April 12, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Georgia Tech Student Center Commons, Piedmont Room
A breakfast reception will be held prior to the workshop from 9:30-10:00am. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 7th if you wish to attend the reception.
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders are hosting an evening briefing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the GSU Buckhead Center, Tower Place 200 to discuss the Global Footprint of Chinese Technology. The evening kicks off with a networking reception at 6:30pm and the program goes from 7:00-8:15pm.
Featured speakers include Katherine Peavy, Partner at Cross Pacific, Alexandra Tirado, CEO of Fortuna Holdings International, Joseph Bankoff, Chair of Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and Christopher Chan, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland.
China is determined to lead the global supply chains and production networks that depend on cutting edge innovation and technology. The world’s second largest economy, China has benefited from our heavy investment in research and development. Now the question begs, will Beijing itself become the global venue for groundbreaking technologies Join the WAC Young Leaders for this evening briefing to discuss whether China can surpass the U.S. in innovation.
Please feel free to share this program with your colleagues and students. The flyer is attached. Students receive complimentary admission by e-mailing email@example.com from their student e-mail accounts. For academic faculty and staff we can offer the discounted member price of $10 by using the code: ylmem17 when registering using the link below.